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The Time Chair Diary is the journal of Laura Evans, aka "Ell". She began her travels through time in 1974, when she was 11 years of age. Bored with history books, yet loving history, after reading The Time Machine, Ell discovers the Old Man and his time traveling invention. An old chair with clocks stuck in a special motor does the job! Off Ell goes to experience history fThe Time Chair Diary is the journal of Laura Evans, aka "Ell". She began her travels through time in 1974, when she was 11 years of age. Bored with history books, yet loving history, after reading The Time Machine, Ell discovers the Old Man and his time traveling invention. An old chair with clocks stuck in a special motor does the job! Off Ell goes to experience history first hand. Ell's desire, to "feel" history comes to fruition as she joins Washington's crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night, 1776. Of course there's trouble! What time travel goes off smoothly? Certainly not this one. Ell, however, is a real trooper as she deals with her troubles, and a dog named Plato, with pluck and stamina....

Title : Big Battles in Trenton (The Time Chair Diary, Book One)
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ISBN : 9781502872814
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 57 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Big Battles in Trenton (The Time Chair Diary, Book One) Reviews

  • Penny Rosier
    2019-06-08 07:39

    Was I disappointed at how short this book was! This book was well written, fast paced and thoroughly enjoyable and that being said way too short! I can't wait until the next installment. It read like the old radio serials my parent's told me about, just enough to get you hooked and just long enough to save the day, or in this case make it home in time for dinner. I liked how real the Dr made it for her, how gritty it was and while she was ready enough to go she was still only 11 and could be frightened by a horrific event. I liked that it wasn't neat and simple and that there were the plot twists that made it a good thing that she knew her history. Ms Crockett did a good job of developing characters while on the move, hinting at connections yet to come and possible escapades in the heroine's future. What I think I liked best of all was the way she handled her young heroine, all Gung ho for adventure and rushing in like a true young person without thoughts to the consequences until it's too late and she's made to live with her decisions. I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

  • Avidreader
    2019-06-05 08:41

    Big Battles in Trenton, Book 1 of the Time Chair Diary Book series, is a really great book for children and young adults. An older gentleman gives a young girl a chance to feel history, instead of just reading about it. In this first book, a young girl travels back in time to the day when Washington crossed the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War. Instead of just witnessing the event, the young girl becomes part of the historical event. All she needs to do is to be sure not to change history. The author, Laura Crockett, does a great job of making history come alive for the reader. For older children and young adults, I think that this series could be very engaging and allow more students to be excited about learning more about historical events. Rather than only getting to read about the facts in school text books, this allows the reader to see what it was like on a more personal scale. I look forward to reading other books from this series. I highly recommend this series to all school-aged readers.I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Linda Diaz
    2019-05-28 12:33

    Ell Evans is an eleven-year-old on a mission. Always curious about the people she read in her history books, Ell decides to reply to a newspaper ad. It is then that Ell meets the “Old Man,” sits in a time-machine, and is transformed to the year 1776.Being disguised as a newly-minted drummer boy leads to many adventures for Ell. She has to be in disguise in order to fit into this new society. During this time, life was much harder for girls in what was then to become the United States of America. Ell had to learn to obey orders from colonels and generals, including who was then to become President George Washington.As part of the Continental Army, Ell had to brave the cold and work the ropes during the battles. She didn’t think that the war effort would be so excruciating. Feeling all alone and sad that she couldn’t get home, a stranger, Elizabeth “Betty” Clawson shows her kindness by providing food and shelter.This is a book that teaches children to be daring and compassionate. One of the most important parts of the book is when Ell realizes that even an enemy can become a friend. A lesson both children and adults can learn today.I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Erin
    2019-06-15 08:16

    "Big Battles in Trenton (The Time Chair Diary) Book One" is a fast paced historical fiction novel any child from 4th-8th grades would enjoy. I personally loved this short book and I am 32! It was a quick read and does an excellent job of keeping you entertained. Ell is an 11 year old girl that dreams of time traveling and because of that she answers a wanted ad in the newspaper and is actually selected to time travel. I thought it was cute that the Old Man required Ell to basically have a permission slip. She is given a choice of the time period, and chooses 1776. Ell encounters first hand what it was like in 1776 and has many adventures in a short amount of time. Laura Crockett did an excellent job with this first novel and I hope that she continues with many more. I can only imagine the adventures that await for Ell. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Susan Bissell
    2019-05-18 14:32

    I think this is a great way to get kids to read about history without it being boring! I know if I were a kid I would be reading this series (or reading each book after my child reads it). What a great concept to get kids to learn about history by using time travel in a "time chair" and putting you right in the middle of what was happening in a certain time period. Plus, the main character, Laura, gets to dress the part and participate, what a fantastic idea for the storyline. The story is well thought out and written with historical accuracy, it's not written for just little children it's relatable to even older children and adults. I think this is going to be an interesting historical series for kids of all ages and a fun way to learn about history.I received​ a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Chelsea Trujillo
    2019-06-07 11:43

    As a mother of 6 who loves historical fiction I was thrilled with this book! Laura describes her scenes with little details I don't think the young readers would think to wonder about. She brings the history and time period to life in each page. Most of the things my children read are pure fiction so I was very excited to find this little gem. I feel it is important to get a child's attention in a fun way to get them interested in history and this story does exactly that. Wonderful, fresh concept. I am happy to be able to share this book with my children. My one daughter in particular has been hounding me to read it for the past two days just from the picture on the cover and the little bit I shared with her. I can't wait for the next book! Keep them coming!I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.